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Real Estate - July 23, 2010

Good enough to eat

Edible gardens provide fresh produce and unison with nature

by Ryan Deto

In Nancy Lewis' backyard, wrapped around an old tree, a gazebo is suspended 10 feet off the ground. From up here Lewis gets a panorama of her edible garden: To the south, orb-like onion flowers jut out of the plant bed next to the plum tree. To the west lies her strawberry patch surrounded by mesh fencing that deters her dig-happy dog. Just a couple of feet west of the strawberry patch, half a dozen heads of lettuce rest under shade-netting, keeping the greens from drying out.

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